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Renowned scholar Dr. George M. Pharr IV has joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University as part of the Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI), which is aimed at bringing the best and brightest researchers in the world to Texas. “Dr. Pharr has pio…


Dr. Xia “Ben” Hu, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for his novel research, which centers around the development of network embedding algorithms for analyzing large-scale and compl…


Dr. Jim E. Morel, director of the Center for Large-Scale Scientific Simulations (CLASS) and professor of nuclear engineering at Texas A&M University, has been recognized as a recipient of the Gerald C. Pomraning Memorial Award. The award recognizes key contributions within the field of computati…


Nuclear waste is a reality, whether remnants of nuclear weapons or the byproducts of nuclear power plants. While we aren’t at risk of an attack from a giant radioactive lizard, nuclear waste can still pose threats to human health. Dr. Zachary Grasley, an associate professor in the Zachry Departme…


Dr. Eduardo Gildin from the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University is the recipient of one of the 2016-17 College of Engineering Faculty Awards. He has been named the Charles H. Barclay, Jr. ’45 Fellow.


Three from the Texas A&M University College of Engineering have been appointed University Distinguished Professors. The recipients are Dr. Kyle T. Alfriend, Dr. M. Katherine Banks, and Dr. Alan Needleman. The title, which is bestowed in perpetuity, is among the highest honors awarded to Texas A&M faculty.


Dr. Kyle T. Alfriend, TEES Distinguished Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been appointed a University Distinguished Professor. The title, which is bestowed in perpetuity, is among the highest honors awarded to Texas A&M faculty members. For m…


Dr. Daniele Mortari, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been invited to deliver a plenary lecture at the 57th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences March 15-16, in Tel Aviv and Haifa, Israel.  The conference covers all areas of aerospace sc…


Dr. Daniel A. Jiménez, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was elected program chair of the 2017 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA). HPCA offers attendees the op…


Dr. Lawrence Rauchwerger, Eppright Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, served as program chair of the organizing committee for the 2017 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Programming Languages (SIGPLAN) Symposi…


Dr. Nancy M. Amato, Unocal and Regents Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been honored with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Distinguished Service Award. The IEEE RAS Dist…


Dr. Ankit Srivastava, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, was selected to receive the prestigious Doctoral New Investigator Grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund. The grant provides start-up funds of $110…


Dr. John Valasek, a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) as a 2017 AIAA Fellow. The AIAA confers the distinction of Fellow upon 1 percent of its members in recognition of t…


Dr. Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, presented a plenary talk to the Annual Plenary Conference for NASA Human Research Program Investigators Workshop (HRPI) in Galveston, Texas. A day earlier, Murphy gave a video-stre…


When you think of art, mathematical algorithms may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Dr. Tim Davis set out to show the world that mathematics can, in fact, be beautiful. He is merging the two disciplines by crafting algorithms that convert songs into something you can actually see. Davis, …